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Theme Panel: Measuring Democratic Erosion

Measuring Democratic Erosion This panel brings together several research teams devoted to the study of democracy and democratic erosion in the United States and abroad. The panel includes scholars using a range of techniques to […]

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Theme Panel: Democratic Backsliding in Advanced Democracies

Democratic Backsliding in Advanced Democracies Scholars of electoral authoritarianism have long considered democratic backsliding. However, recent developments in advanced industrialized democracies suggest that these countries have also experienced backsliding. For example, in recent years Freedom […]

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Theme Panel: Mini Conference on Populism in Europe

Mini Conference on Populism in Europe In the past years, populist parties have gained increasing traction across European countries – both in established democracies and in the post-communist states of Eastern Europe – seemingly signalling […]

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Theme Panel: New Approaches to Corruption

New Approaches to Corruption: Theory, Method, and Measurement Following the end of the Cold War, scholars and policymakers alike have paid increasing attention to the importance of corruption in economic and political development. Recent work […]

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Theme Panel: Democracy in America?

Democracy in America? Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens’ work on American democracy has garnered both scholarly acclaim and significant public attention. In “Democracy in America?” they address “what has gone wrong and what we can […]

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Theme Panel: The Erosion of Democracy and Its Consequences

The Erosion of Democracy and Its Consequences What are the consequences for institutions, party politics, elections, and policymaking of the erosion of democracy that we are observing world-wide? This roundtable examines the impact of illiberal […]

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Theme Panel: Oligarchic Tendencies in U.S. Politics

Oligarchic Tendencies in U.S. Politics For many years, analyses of elections, political representation, and interest groups reported a general pattern of political responsiveness even as instances of political bias were detected. New research on political […]

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Theme Panel: Power, Persuasion, and Disruption in Activist Politics

Power, Persuasion, and Disruption in Activist Politics This panel assembles scholars from diverse theoretical perspectives to consider the complex registers of activist politics in times of democratic crisis. Dominant approaches in liberal and democratic theory […]